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Frequently Asked Questions
2 Jun 2016
(Updated: 9 Sep 2016)
I regularly receive questions related to SGXcafe and often the same questions are asked over and over again, hence I think it is time to consolidate them in one place. This article will serve as a placeholder for FAQ and I will update this article as I receive more questions. How do I use SGXcafe? While I constantly add new features to SGXcafe, they will be centered around two themes: Helping you manage ...
The True Cost of Being Free
21 Dec 2016
(Updated: 29 Dec 2016)
SGXcafe was originally built to help manage my own portfolio. I decided to share it freely when I realized it might be useful to many other retail investors like myself who do not have access to proper portfolio management tools. However, I was soon notified by SGX that SGXcafe requires appropriate licensing to continue operating publicly. At that time, under the encouragement of many users, I decided ...
A Course All Investors Should Attend
5 Oct 2016
(Updated: 5 Oct 2016)
I have always wanted to attend the Value Investing Mastery Course (or VIMC) by BigFatPurse as I have heard many good things about it. However, as I am working and living in Tokyo, there was no opportunity for me to attend. Luckily for me, they recently released eVIMC, which is the e-learning equivalent of the popular VIMC. Personally, I have always preferred e-learning over physical lectures as it ...
SGXcafe in 2017
1 Jan 2017
Review of 2016 2016 have been a year with its ups and downs for SGXcafe. At one point, it is faced with the possibility of shutting down. However, with the support of many users, it managed to march on. I truly appreciate each and every one of you for using SGXcafe especially those whom also contributed financially and/or by sharing about SGXcafe. Looking back at the articles of 2016, I realized we ...
Manage and Share Your Portfolio Effortlessly
18 Mar 2016
Are you keeping track of your portfolio by Excel or some other tedious method? There is a way to do it painlessly, and it even allows you to share it on your own site with just a single line of html code! The best part? It's all available for free! There are many awesome financial bloggers in Singapore who share their portfolios on their blog. To me, it is to demonstrate that having a good passive ...
Introducing The New Stock Screener
6 Nov 2016
Previously, I mostly viewed "What stocks to buy" as a ranking problem. What this means is that I would rank all the stocks available based on some criteria and pick the top few to purchase. Hence, tools that I built tend to generate a score and ranked accordingly. Examples are iAssist, Dividend Strength and Scorer (Scorer was previously known as Screener). However, after taking the eVIMC course and ...
Quick Features' Update: Multiple Portfolio in Emails, New Portfolio Profile Page, and more
8 Jan 2017
I had some time this weekend and managed to finish up a few user requests, and would like to share them: 1) Individual Portfolio in Daily Market Update Emails Now you can opt to view the performance of each portfolio you own by simply going to this page and checking the "Individual Portfolio - Information about each portfolio you own" box. You will see the performance of your individual portfolios ...
What Can SGXcafe Do For You?
8 Jul 2016
(Updated: 14 Aug 2016)
SGXcafe is constantly evolving, and as I continue to add features to SGXcafe, even I am starting to lose count of them. Therefore, I believe that many users - especially new users - might miss out on many features that SGXcafe offers. This article aims to record all the features available in SGXcafe, and this article will be updated as new features are added. I highly recommend for you to at least ...
SGXcafe Now Computes Your Cash Balance As Well!
13 Aug 2016
One of the recent most-voted feature in Friends of SGXcafe is having a cash component to track your cash balance. It is a seemingly easy feature, but was actually tedious to implement because it intertwines with several other existing components in SGXcafe. What is Cash Balance? Easily track the amount of cash you currently have on hand after you buy or sell stocks, receive dividends, or deposit or ...
Review of My First Year Investing in SGX
5 Jan 2016
Although 2015 is not my first year investing in the stock market, it is my first time investing in the Singapore market. Previously, I was focusing on the US market mainly due to two reasons: 1) The minimum to invest in many of the Singapore companies was relatively high (compared to the US) due to the minimum purchase of 1000 shares. I was a poor student then hence this was a fairly big deterrent. ...
"Overall, this is a simple and easy to use platform. Its free to use so no harm giving it a try if you're an investor also."
SG Young Investment
"Previously, I have tracked my portfolio using Excel and VBA to get live stock quotes from Yahoo Finance. However, that was a tedious and awkward way to track and share your own portfolio (compared to using SGXcafe)."
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